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MSI X460DX: A Well-Rounded Laptop for Mobile Power Users

The MSI X460DX is a slim yet powerful all-purpose notebook available at a decent price.

How to Recover a Lost Phone, Tablet, or Laptop

These terrific tools and tips can rescue your wayward mobile devices and keep your personal data from falling into the wrong hands.

Toshiba L735-S3220RD: A Lighter, Smaller All-Purpose Laptop

Toshiba's smallish all-purpose laptop is for people who relish portability over screen real estate, but don't want an even smaller ultraportable model.

Windows 8 Will Take Laptop Touchpads to the Next Level

New software and hardware combine to enable better multitouch than was ever possible in Windows 7.


Overheating Laptop

Thelukeman worries that his laptop may be getting too hot

17 Great Laptop Accessories for Your Dorm Room

Ready to go back to school with your brand-new laptop? Be sure to bring along some of these useful and practical accessories.

Gateway ID47H02: Good Looks and Feel

Though not outstandingly fast, this all-purpose unit delvers a satisfying mix of looks, feel, and performance for the price.

ThinkPad T420: A Classic Workhorse

Outstanding performance and configurability highlight this business-oriented, all-purpose laptop.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z370: Multimedia-Friendly Budget Portable

The IdeaPad Z370's strong audio and modest price tag should appeal to consumers looking for a budget portable for watching DVDs and Web video, as long as heavy-duty computing and serious gaming aren't major concerns.

HP’s PC Business Spin-Off Could Benefit Consumers

If HP spins off its PC business into a separate company, the payoff for consumers could be big, but only if significant changes are made.